Shaykh (Mufti) Faisal Al-Mahmudi (ghufira lahu wa li walidayhi)
Shaykh Mufti Faisal bin Abdul Hamid al Mahmudi was born in Pakistan. In his teenage years he travelled to Canada for higher education in Accounting and Finance. He did his Bachelors and Masters from University of Regina, Canada. Thereafter he chose to move to South Africa to pursue islamic studies in traditional seminary. He studied under the tutelage of auspicious ulama at Madrasah In’aamiyyah, Camperdown, South Africa (www.alinaam.co.za).
He completed his Alim course over 6 years studying Usool al Fiqh, Fiqh, Usool al Hadeeth, Hadeeth (authenticated ijazah in Sihah Sittah), and Tafseer excelling every year with distinction. He is among the selected few who studied the entire Sahih al Bukhari, from cover to cover under Mufti Ebrahim Desai of www.askimam.org
After his Alim course, he moved under the mentorship of Mufti Ebrahim Desai for specialization in Iftaa (issuing juristic verdicts). He completed his 2 years Iftaa in 2012 and received his Masters in Islamic Theology. At the same time he also completed his Masters Diploma specialization in Islamic Finance under Mufti Ebrahim Desai.
He has had the fortune of heading Darul Ifta’ Computer Department for Mufti Ebrahim Desai for 4 years while he studied at the Madrasah. Thereafter he also held his position as an Administrator for the Darul Ifta’ al Mahmudiya for 2 years.
Since then, he runs his own Question and Answer website www.fatwa.ca. He also runs an educational blog titled “QAFILA” at www.qafila.org. In 2014 he started an online Fiqh Institute called Abu Haneefah College of Fiqh, which later transformed into an umbrella body of ilmHub (www.ilmhub.com). Some of his notes from Fiqh and Usool al Fiqh are being compiled for publication as well.
Currently he teaches a variety of courses for the ilmHub platform, as well as acting as a CEO/Principal for ilmHub activities. He also teaches Qur’an Tajweed on a full time basis with QSI (Quranic Sciences Instutute – www.qsi1.com) under the auspices of Sheikh Muhammad Mahmood Khan Saheb.